Tonight’s recap is going to be observation-style.
- Welcome back, Ryan Ellis.
- Ticking closer to Monday’s trade deadline...
- Early power plays for Chicago are not a good thing.
- Pekka Rinne has been very good early on the penalty kill.
- Patrick Kane is such an effortless guy. Incredible skill, yet not very much loved by the Predators. [Ed.: Or anyone.]
- Oh Pekka, what ya doing?
- A penalty shot? Seriously?
- Stuffed by Pekka.
- Stop taking penalties.
- JoFA is reunited. Does it feel good? Ask me later.
- A very good defensive recovery by Mattias Ekholm. I like it a lot.
- Duncan Keith actually throws Kyle Turris to the ice...Nashville power play.
- Mattias Ekholm makes it 1-0 for Nashville! When Ekholm joins the rush, good things often happen. He has a wicked wrist shot that’s under-used and under appreciated.
- Arvi Hustle=another power play for Nashville.
- Another penalty to Duncan Keith. Not sure why that wasn’t a penalty shot...the stick poke from Filip Forsberg on Brandon Saad was way less blatant.
- 20 miles, 20 smiles.
- Does Colin Blackwell have tape on his skates? He’s wiped out a ton tonight.
- So many penalties.
- What a save, Pekka Rinne!!!!
- OMG PEKKA AGAIN
- After video review, no goal.
- But the Hawks tie it up anyway...from Alex DeBrincat.
- HOLY PEKKA RINNE
- Ryan Ellis really hasn’t missed a beat tonight.
- Breathe. To overtime we go.
- Chicago takes two points in OT, Nashville will secure one point.
Super Duper Stars of the Game
- Mattias Ekholm
- Pekka Rinne
Tweets of the Game
Defenseman Slater Koekkoek starting for the Blackhawks -- and on the all-name team.— Paul Skrbina (@PaulSkrbina) February 22, 2020
The Preds are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.— AnnK_MamaOnIce (@AnnK_MamaOnIce) February 22, 2020
OOOOOOO THIS IS VINTAGE JOFA WITH ARVIDSSON ON THE RUSH— Bryan Bastin (@projpatsummitt) February 22, 2020
I mean, at some point along the way you need your big money forwards who get paid to produce to step up and actually bear down and produce. At what point is that going to happen?— Robby Stanley (@RStanleyNHL) February 22, 2020